14th March 2024 Current Affairs & MCQ

Sources for current affairs on 14th March 2024 include Indian Express, Times of India (TOI), The Hindu, Hindustan Times, and Mint, PIB, All India Radio.

1. International Day of Action for Rivers 2024
– Global awareness day to advocate for river conservation and sustainable management.
– Various events and activities worldwide to highlight the importance of rivers.

2. Launch of ‘Agray’ and ‘Akshay’ ships by Indian Navy
– Augmentation of Indian Navy’s anti-submarine operations.
– Enhancing naval defense capabilities.

3. Inauguration of India’s first FutureLABS center in C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram
– Milestone in fostering innovation and research in technology and development.
– Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar presided over the inauguration.

4. French President Macron’s announcement of ‘Help to Die’/End of Life bill
– Proposed legislation to allow eligible patients to administer lethal substance under precise conditions.
– Reflects evolving perspectives on end-of-life care and individual autonomy.

5. Confirmation of Samudrayaan mission by Minister of Earth Sciences
– Scheduled exploration of ocean bed by 2025 end.
– Utilization of Matsya6000, a deep-ocean submersible, for the mission.

6. Inauguration of first phase of Atmospheric Research Testbed in Central India (ART-CI)
– Located in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh.
– Focus on advancing atmospheric research and addressing climate-related challenges.

7. Supreme Court’s intervention on Pobitora wildlife sanctuary
– Assam government’s move to de-notify the sanctuary frozen.
– Pobitora, often called ‘Mini Kaziranga,’ known for its unique flora and fauna.

8. Hyderabad Liberation Day
– Commemorates integration of Hyderabad into Indian Union on September 17, 1948.
– Celebrates cultural and political heritage of the region.

9. Renaming of Ahmednagar to Ahilyanagar by Maharashtra cabinet
– Honors legacy of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar, a prominent ruler.
– Recognizes contributions to governance and social welfare.

10. Approval for signing agreement between India & Bhutan for food safety
– Strengthening bilateral ties and cooperation.
– Ensuring quality and safety of food products between the two nations.

14th March 2024 Current Affairs MCQ

1. On which day is the International Day of Action for Rivers observed?
a) March 22
b) April 7
c) June 5
d) March 14
Answer: d) March 14

2. What is the primary purpose of the ‘Agray’ and ‘Akshay’ ships launched by the Indian Navy?
a) Coastal surveillance
b) Anti-submarine operations
c) Humanitarian aid missions
d) Cargo transportation
Answer: b) Anti-submarine operations

3. Where was India’s first FutureLABS center inaugurated?
a) Mumbai
b) Bangalore
c) Thiruvananthapuram
d) New Delhi
Answer: c) Thiruvananthapuram

4. Who inaugurated India’s first FutureLABS center?
a) Prime Minister of India
b) President of India
c) Minister of Defense
d) Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar
Answer: d) Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar

5. What legislation did French President Emmanuel Macron announce?
a) ‘Right to Education’ bill
b) ‘End of Life’ bill
c) ‘Green Energy’ bill
d) ‘Healthcare for All’ bill
Answer: b) ‘End of Life’ bill

6. Which submersible will be used for India’s Samudrayaan mission?
a) OceanXplorer
b) Challenger Deep
c) Matsya6000
d) Abyssal Voyager
Answer: c) Matsya6000

7. Where is the first phase of the Atmospheric Research Testbed (ART-CI) located?
a) Chennai
b) Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh
c) Kolkata
d) Pune
Answer: b) Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh

8. What did the Supreme Court do regarding the Pobitora wildlife sanctuary?
a) Approved its de-notification
b) Ordered its expansion
c) Froze the Assam government’s move to de-notify it
d) Issued guidelines for wildlife protection
Answer: c) Froze the Assam government’s move to de-notify it

9. What event does Hyderabad Liberation Day commemorate?
a) Indian Independence Day
b) Integration of Hyderabad into the Indian Union
c) Formation of Telangana state
d) Birth anniversary of a prominent leader
Answer: b) Integration of Hyderabad into the Indian Union

10. Why did the Maharashtra cabinet approve renaming Ahmednagar to Ahilyanagar?
a) To honor a historical figure
b) To reflect cultural diversity
c) To promote tourism
d) To commemorate a significant event
Answer: a) To honor a historical figure

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